February 27, 2019

Crunchy Fried Goat Cheese Balls

I am obsessing over this fried goat cheese. It’s soft on the inside and super crunchy on the outside from the panko crust – it’s honestly what my dreams are made of. I also stuffed and served it with a tomato and ricotta pesto. I am in heaven!

This is a super easy app to serve at a get together and party, or even just a fun snack for lunch or dinner. You can also choose to bake this in the oven for a healthier alternative.

Crunchy Fried Goat Cheese Balls


  • 11 oz goat cheese log

  • 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Tomato & Ricotta Pesto

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • vegetable or neutral oil for frying

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup flour


Season your panko and flour mixture with salt and pepper.

Start by mixing your goat cheese with your tomato pesto. Next round out the goat cheese mixture into small balls. Next, roll the balls in your flour mixture, then dredge in your egg mixture and shake off excess. Finish off by mixing the balls in panko breadcrumbs.

On a baking sheet lined with parchment, place the goat cheese balls in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. About 15 minutes in, start hearing up your vegetable oil in a deep pan until it gets hot. Fry your balls until the panko is golden and crispy. Serve with Filippo Berio Tomato & Ricotta Pesto. #filippoberio

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